NLP’s advice cited in USA Today article on election disinformation

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Jessica Guynn, a senior technology writer at USA Today, includes advice from the News Literacy Project in her Dec. 12 article, “Facebook disinformation in the 2020 presidential election: What you can do to stop its spread”: When you’re checking your social media feeds, watch out for manipulated and fabricated images and videos, and give political endorsements (which are easily faked by disinformation peddlers) a second look before “liking” or sharing.

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The Voting Rights Act remains relevant 55 years after passage

The sixth of August marks 55 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The legislation outlawed discriminatory voting practices adopted in many Southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests and poll taxes. The Act’s goal was to make it impossible to thwart the aims of the 15th Amendment to…

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Public radio piece describes impacts of misinformation

This Northern Public Radio segment, Social Media Has Seen A Rise In Misinformation During COVID-19. How Can You Learn To Spot It?, with NLP’s Peter Adams makes important points about the impacts of misinformation. Anyone can experience the negative effects even if they do not share or believe the false content Peter says in the…

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